Morris Panych is back at Tarragon, adding to his long list of acclaimed black comedies, including The Amorous Adventures of Anatol, 7 Stories, Vigil, Lawrence and Holloman, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, Earshot, The Dishwashers and Benevolence. His plays have garnered countless awards including two Governor General’s Literary Awards for Drama (for The Ends of the Earth and Girl in a Goldfish Bowl), fourteen Jessie Richardson Awards, and five Dora Mavor Moore Awards. He has directed over 100 theatre productions across Canada and the U.S. including Parfumerie, The Government Inspector, Blithe Spirit, Ghosts (Soulpepper); The Arsonists, Art, Amadeus, Sweeney Todd and the groundbreaking The Overcoat which toured internationally to great acclaim  (Canadian Stage); The Doctor’s Dilemma, A Little Night Music, Nothing Sacred, Design for Living, The Admirable Crichton, Our Betters, Arms and the Man (Shaw Festival); and Moby Dick, The Trespassers, Wanderlust (Stratford Festival). The much-lauded A.C.T. (San Francisco) production of Vigil starring Olympia Dukakis and Mario Barricelli was remounted at the Mark Taper Theatre in Los Angeles in 2011. His In Absentia premiered at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre in 2012 and The Shoplifters, just this past fall at Arena Stage, Washington DC. www.kenandmorris.com